You may have heard me talk about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) before. They’re a sneaky way that your environment can sap your energy and make you weak.
EMFs are a type of radiation you absorb from WiFi, cell phones, laptops, and other everyday electronic devices. Some EMFs aren’t bad, like the ones released by the earth’s natural magnetic field, and your cells can tolerate low-level EMF exposure.
The problem is that man-made technologies emit way more EMFs than anything found in nature, and we’re starting to see that EMFs aren’t as harmless as we once thought.
This article covers the ways that EMFs can interfere with your performance, and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
3 Ways EMF Exposure Makes You Weak
1. Fertility Issues
I first became interested in EMFs when I was writing the Better Baby Book. My wife and I were trying to get pregnant and one of the first things I did was get my phone away from my junk.
If you carry a phone in your front pocket, try moving it to your bag, or at least put it on airplane mode when you’re not actively using it. I would avoid working with your laptop on your lap as well.
2. Brain Fog
EMFs cause oxidative stress, which leads to inflammation and weakens your cells over time[*]. Your body uses up antioxidants combating EMF radiation, leaving your cells open to damage from other sources of stress[*].
3. Poor Sleep
Studies also show that EMFs can mess with your sleep quality. In one study, healthy people slept in a room with a 50 Hz electromagnetic field that was meant to mimic nighttime EMF exposure in a city.
The participants saw a marked decrease in sleep quality when the electromagnetic field was turned on, and slept better when it was off[*].
How to Reduce Your EMF Exposure
There are a few simple ways to reduce your daily EMF exposure. I do all of these and I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in how I think and feel.
Turn Off Your WiFi at Night
Your WiFi router is probably the single biggest source of EMFs in your home. The good news is that it takes five seconds to unplug it before bed.
Turning off your WiFi at night will dramatically decrease your nighttime EMF exposure. You’ll probably notice a difference in your sleep quality almost immediately.
Use Wired Headphones
Keep your phone and other wireless electronics away from your head by using wired headphones. Remember, your brain is especially sensitive to EMFs.
Don’t Carry Your Phone On You
When I realized that EMFs decrease fertility, I started wearing pants with cargo pockets and moved my phone there to keep it away from my balls. Two years later, my bone density in my thigh (near my phone) had dropped 10%.
You don’t want your phone on your person. If you’re at home, leave it on your desk, in another room, etc. If you’re out and about, keep it in a backpack or bag.
Wear EMF-Protecting Clothing
No matter how many steps you take, some EMF exposure is inevitable. At any given time, you’re probably surrounded by dozens of WiFi routers, cell phone towers, cell phones, laptops, and so on.
One of the best things you can do is wear clothing that blocks EMF radiation. The best company I’ve found is Lambs Apparel. Their fabric blocks 99% of EMFs (and they have research to back it up).
I was so impressed by Lamb’s products that I joined the company as an advisor. I wear their clothes a lot, especially when I’m traveling, and know I’m going to be hit with a lot of EMFs. Use code DAVE20 at checkout for a special discount only for my readers.
Protect Yourself From EMFs
As technology progresses, EMFs are becoming a bigger and bigger problem. I think they’re this generation’s smoking: 50 years from now we’ll be shocked that we didn’t know how terrible they are for you.
The good news is that you can decrease your EMF exposure by a lot with a few simple precautions. Keep yourself protected with the tips in this article. You may be surprised by how much better you feel after a few weeks of blocking EMF exposure.
Check out Episode #792 on Bulletproof Radio where Arthur and I discuss the dangers of EMFs on the body and how EMFs impact people on a cellular level. We also give some tips on how you can be mindful and avoid exposure.